How do we get young girls into tech? New research by the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls might already be there – adults just aren’t very good at listening to them. The results, reported by the New York Times, show that girls are more likely than boys to actively use tech to learn – and that parents are more likely to give sons more digital freedom than daughters. The full report “Decoding the Digital Girl” is available online.
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